fishingWayne County has a boatful of fishing options. Fish the mighty Lake Ontario; try your angling prowess in our four embayments, or spend a delightful quiet day fishing the historic Erie Canal.

To enhance your adventure, we are host to a number of derbies. The LOC Spring Derby, the Sodus Pro-Am Tournament, LOC Summer Derby and the LOC Fall Derby. For the young anglers the Wayne County Youth Fishing Derby Derby runs mid-June through late July.

The fishing season opens approximately April 1st, when ice leaves the bays, and charter services place their first lures in the water for some tremendous spring fishing. Targeted species during the early months include browns, cohos, and steelhead. The action is non-stop. This type of fishing is truly an exciting adventure. Trout and salmon fishing during the summer months in Lake Ontario switches to the mighty king salmon, with 30 pounders commonly caught in Wayne County waters. The kings will be boated until late September.

For the bass angler, the third week in June until October has always provided rod bending action in Lake Ontario. We can guarantee “smallies” from Wayne County! Perch will be in shallower water, and the creative angler can enjoy a perch-bass shore dinner. What a taste!

Good Luck to you when you fish the trophy waters of Wayne County!

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2024 Fishing Events

LOC Derbies
Spring LOC May 3-12
Summer LOC June 29-July 28
Fall LOC Aug 16-Sept 2

Sodus PRO-AM
1K a Day July 10-14
Big Fish Friday July 12
Sodus PRO_AM July 13-14

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